Royal Enfield launched the Himalayan adventure bike in India just 3 months ago, and the recalls have already begun. While some manufacturers publicly announce a recall, others choose to do it in a quieter way. Royal Enfield is following the latter route for this recall.
Owners of the initial batches of the Himalayan have been complaining about a coarse engine and high tappet noise, and the recall addresses just this. The motorcycle brand has begun contacting Himalayan owners, and asking them to bring their bikes in for the recall. In other cases, the fix is being rolled out as and when the bikes come in for the first service.
The tappet noise and the coarse engine has purportedly been traced to a faulty rocker unit. New rockers (the part that is responsible for opening and closing valves) will be fitted to the bike at no cost to the owner. This change is said to reduce tappet noise by a great deal, and the engine is also said to feel much smoother compared to before. So, if you’re a Himalayan owner experiencing these issues, contact your Royal Enfield dealer at the earliest.